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EC legal regulations and cooperation-strategies on criminal IP-enforcement

Abstract

The presentation begins with the question why to enforce IP and it puts the emphasis on the five good reasons for it: to protect the right holder, to protect the consumer, to promote innovation and creativity, to enforce market rules and to fight organized crime. Furthermore the paper provides an in-depth overview on the difference between criminal and civil enforcement and the enforcement strategy in the EU. In the end it resumes with the cooperation between Danish authorities in this field.

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Document type: IP Document
Categories: Criminal law/procedures
Activity Title: EU-China study tour on criminal enforcement
Activity Date: 14 Oct 2009 to 24 Oct 2009
Location: Changzhou, China
Expert / Author / Speaker: Erling Vestergaard, Senior Legal Advisor, Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Denmark
Case Law: "Medifake" action
Related Legislation: Art. 61 TRIPS-agreement, Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC as regards the prevention of the entry into the legal supply chain of medicinal products which are falsified in relation to their identity, history or source

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